Season 2!

Friday Night Vibes is back again with more local artists to ring in the weekend. Join us on Facebook on Friday nights from Friday, 16 October, 6pm-7pm, for our music sessions and meet the 4 new artists playing a huge range of hits, originals and much more.

Your Weekly Guide

WEEK 1 – Friday 16 October – Travis Drew

Local artist Travis Drew is a highly acclaimed performer, having toured internationally and across Australia.

Despite his youth, he boasts a wealth of experience beyond his years, while still managing to keep the youthful, fiery passion in his performance and personality.

Travis loves to write music that expresses the day to day emotions that we all experience through life. A lot of that feeling translates into the way he plays his instruments. Many would describe his voice as unique and different, being as expressive as it is powerful. Having worked on his craft for many years, nothing is left behind in his songs.

WEEK 2 – Friday 23 October – Zac Sellars

Local artist Zac is a 19 year old singer songwriter whose pop and acoustic influences help to tell stories of romance and heartbreak. Growing up Zac began learning guitar when he was only 4 years of age, that hobby soon became a passion as he began singing and writing songs. Enjoy as he takes you on an emotional rollercoaster with his set on Friday Night Vibes!

WEEK 3 – Friday 30 October – Carmel Mesiti

Carmel Mesiti has established herself as a dynamic presence in the Sydney music scene for the past twenty years. Carmel has cultivated her craft of singing with a passion for music, her dedication to professionalism and a willingness to apply all her zeal and energy to whatever project or association she works with. Indeed, these attributes have seen Carmel perform alongside some of Australia’s leading artists and performer’s like: Dami Im, Marcia Hines, Human Nature, David Campbell, Backing Vocalist for Christine Anu, Steve Balbi (Noiseworks), Doug Parkinson, Natalie Imbruglia, Jack Jones (Southern Sons), Courtney Act, John Rowe, William Forsythe, John Rowles, Stephen “Spud” Murphy, John Bowles, Angry Anderson, Eric Weideman (1927), Tamsin Carroll, Michael Cormick, Ric Herbert and Mark Williams.

WEEK 4 – Friday 6 November – Sussudio Big Band and Charlie Tchetchenian

Since their inception in 2004, Sussudio have performed at Darling Harbour, Manly and Merimbula Jazz Festivals as well as the Sydney Opera House, and many corporate gigs and functions – not to mention recording 3 studio albums! With a huge selection of music ranging from Glenn Miller and Count Basie through to the energetic sounds of Buddy Rich and Gordon Goodwin,  Sussudio Big Band is a polished and professional band of local musicians who love to play jazz. You might see them at the Magpies Club, Wahroonga Food and Wine festival, and many other local performances.

Sussudio will feature Cherrybrook-based vocalist Charlie Tchetchenian who is a lover of jazz and crooning, honouring the likes of the old greats such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Dean Martin. 16-year-old Charlie took up singing one year ago and earlier this year, Charlie had the absolute pleasure of singing with International Grammy Award winner Michael Bublé in Sydney during his Australian tour. Definitely a highlight of his musical career so far! Charlie is part of the Cherrybrook Technology High School Big Band as both drummer and lead singer, performing at numerous festivals and community events. Charlie was accepted into the prestigious Talent Development Project, Australia's most successful youth training and development program in the music and entertainment industry